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PKIMAGE MUSIC & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Pauline Keightley,
As a freelance photographer I have covered political, sports and fashion events; weddings; major festivals such as Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh Book festival, Celtic Connections, Scottish Ballet, and Manchester Jazz; portraiture(MJF), concerts, and more. I have shot famous artists such as Elton John, Snowpatrol, Paul McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Jerry Douglas, Richard Thompson, Mumford and more.
* Photos and promotions for Scottish singer songwriter *Emeli Sande since 2007 and it's been huge thrill and honour to see all her successes in 2012 with her wonderful debut album Our Version of Events! I took photos at her Royal Albert hall concert and it was a big honour to be there.
I submit work to major websites and festivals, press, artists promotions, album art work, theatre and events. One of my interests is images of new artists and several of those I've photographed are now signed to major labels. Emerging artists - several I have photographed are now signed to major labels - Hurts, Lau, Warpaint, Everything Everything, James Blake, Miles Kane, Django Django, Admiral Fallow, Metronomy, Broken Records, Low Anthem, more. Live album shoot in
I aim to mix the old with the new and capture moods such as quiet moments of inner reflection. My favourite photographers are Mario Testino, Eve Arnold, David Bailey. My focus is looking for good light and specifically on portraiture. I have been writing music reviews since 2007. I cover Celtic Connections Festival
*PKImage Musicfootnotes BLOG - http://www.musicfootnotes.com/ FINDING THE ARTIST IN US* My journey as an artist through my musicnotes, poetrynotes, songbooks and photographic art. The noughties have been an incredible artistic journey. For the wonderful artists I've been inspired by- Dylan for his words and was himself inspired by Burns; Dalai Lama for his wisdoms; Mario Testino and Eve Arnold for their photographic art....I discovered Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Dylan, Radiohead, more.
I hope to pursue more portrait work, while still covering live gigs, events and festivals. I want to thank all those who taught me the joy of music - my first piano teacher, my father, my folk guitarist boyfriend back in my twenties, the Beatles, Joni, Mozart, and my children and all the many artists who have inspired my photography. Also to all who have encouraged my photography with their kind feedback. With my art I feel I am a 'vehicle' through which my passion for music and the artist's passions flow through and it can be very intense. The older I live the more things like art and music seem to matter. They express the essence of our connections, our inner lives, our compassions. They lift us up, help us though sorrows and tell us we are not alone. I grew up in
TESTIMONIALS: 'you use the light exceptionally well, full of life.’ 'You have a wonderfully observing & imaginative eye.' ''you're really very talented & have a great eye - it's a rare skill!' 'they are fab as always, you're truly amazing at your art'
"Pauline's photos have proved invaluable to the project I hired her for - they are dynamic and very much in line with the brief we gave her. Her work was efficient, and she was very professional as well as very personable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to any musician wanting excellent quality and highly useable live shots." Musician Mat Martin
Photography is a truly ‘eye-opening’ and blessed experience: whether the blue-greys of a new day, the long glow of dusk, shared laughter, intense depth in a singer, or majestic mountains, and to capture those rare moments of quiet reflection, an inner sense if special connections. This being in touch is highly rewarding, makes you appreciate beauty and soul wherever you might find it.
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